Last Updated: 2019-10-09
Rogers Arena is playing host to an intriguing showdown as the Los Angeles Kings take the ice against the Vancouver Canucks. NBC Sports Network will air this Pacific Division matchup, and the action gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 9.
Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks Odds
Playing the role of favorite will be Vancouver (-155), whereas Los Angeles is a dog showing moneyline odds of +135 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -115 money on the over and -105 on the under.
Neither team registered a particularly strong 2018-19 season. The Los Angeles Kings were just 31-51 straight up (SU) last season, while the Vancouver Canucks finished 35-47.
The Kings managed to score 2.46 goals per game on offense (28.7 shot attempts per game), while the defense gave up 3.21 goals per contest. Opposing teams attempted 31.4 shots per game on the Kings last year.
Behind an offense that managed 29.7 shot attempts per outing, the Canucks were able to notch 2.74 goals/game. They allowed 31.6 shots and 3.10 goals per game on defense.
Regarding the power play in 2018-19, the Canucks outperformed the Kings on both offense and defense. They scored on 17.1% of their extra-man advantages and killed off 81.1% of the power plays faced by their defense. The Kings, on the other hand, found the back of the goal on 15.8% of their power play opportunities during the 2018-19 season. They managed to kill off 76.2% of all opponent power plays.
Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
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Los Angeles went 3-4 in shootouts last year. Vancouver was 6-6 in games that ended in a shootout.
Vancouver’s skaters registered 6.5 takeaways per game and allowed 7.4 giveaways per game.
Los Angeles skaters converted 5.2 takeaways per game while giving the puck away 10.5 times per game in 2018-19